Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blogger Bingo - 7th Square

Today you can mark off the FUNDRAISERS square on your Bingo card!

Do you know of anyone looking for a fundraiser? Gold Canyon has an awesome fundraising program for traditional fundraisers & I'm always happy to work with smaller groups as well to find the method of fundraising that will be just right for the group.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blogger Bingo - 6th Square

Your 6th square to mark off is . . . WICK DIPPER

Do you use a wick dipper every time you extinguish your candle? Or do you still create that smoky smell by blowing out your candle or turn your jar black by putting the lid on to suffocate the flame? Use those wick dippers! Have one for every room that you burn a candle in so that its convenient & you don't have to search for them!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Is it "antibacterial"?

This is a question that some of you may have about Gold Canyon's Homeology cleaners. Here's what I read in a recent issue of Health magazine:

"As the name implies, antibacterials - alcohol, bleach, and chemicals like triclosan and diazaborine - kill bacteria or suppress its growth. THE BUZZ: The overuse of some of the stronger antibacterial chemicals could possibly create superbug mutations and resistance to antibiotics, researchers say. THE BOTTOM LINE: If you're going to use an antibacterial on your hands, choose the kind with alcohol, which won't contribute to antibiotic resistance. Or try cleaners that contain antibacterial essential oils, like lavender, sweet orange, and tea tree."

Sounds like this may be the way to go . . .

Lavender Eucalyptus Sweet Orange Floor Cleaner!

Blogger Bingo - 5th Square

Today you can mark off . . . Homeology!

Do you love our Homeology products as much as I do? Cleaning has never been better!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Newsletter

If you're not on my e-mail list & receiving my e-newsletter in your inbox, you can check it out here. And let me know if you'd like me to add your e-mail to the list so that you'll receive the e-newsletter & all customer special e-mails each month.

Blogger Bingo - 4th Square

Today's square to mark off is . . .
Prayer Child Foundation

Do you know about Gold Canyon's Prayer Child Foundation? You can make a cash donation online, round up your Gold Canyon order (& the change will go to the foundation), or purchase a Candles for Kids candle (100% of Gold Canyon's profits will be donated to the foundation).

What does the Prayer Child Foundation do?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blogger Bingo - 3rd Square

(If you haven't gotten your card yet, you can still join in. Just e-mail me at and ask for your bingo card.)

Today's square to mark off is . . .

"Demonstrator Opportunity"

I absolutely love the benefits I've received from this company! If you or someone you know would like any of these benefits, let me know & I'd love to tell you more! You can read "my story" here.

Benefits from my Gold Canyon business:
work from home
stay at home mom
be my own boss
additional income for the family
great new friends
"adult" conversation
personal growth
travel & jewelry rewards
discounted products

Should I use a candle warmer or not?


But why?

1. When you melt a candle using a warmer, it melts from the bottom up, so you have to melt all the wax underneath before the fragrance gets released as the top wax melts. So, it will take much longer for you to get any fragrance out of it and since you are melting ALL the wax each time, you will get a lot less hours of fragrance out of the candle than if you had burned it.

2. When you melt a candle on a warmer, the wicks will usually sink down inside the wax or they can move from side to side. So, once you've used it on a warmer, the candle won't burn properly (if you decided to burn it later on) since the wicks won't be placed correctly.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Blogger Bingo - 2nd Square

Are you ready for square #2? Today you get to mark off "Apple Lantern". This was one of my favorite holders that was introduced last fall & I was so happy when they left it in our spring catalog! Isn't it adorable?

(If you haven't gotten your card yet, you can still join in. Just e-mail me at and ask for your bingo card.)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blogger Bingo - FIRST SQUARE!

Welcome to our Bingo game! (If you haven't gotten your card yet, you can still join in. Just e-mail me at and ask for your bingo card.)

Your first square to cross of is the one that says "26oz - Strike it Gold"

Strike it Gold is an awesome promotion that Gold Canyon is running right now! With every purchase of a 26oz heritage candle, you get great rewards! Each 26oz heritage candle has a "bonus" on the jar, a special deal for you to take advantage of. And some lucky winners will also find a gold coin inside their 26oz heritage jar that they can turn in for a cash prize up to $5,000!!!

Right now is definitely the right time to buy 26oz!!!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Colorado Businesswomen

I met some really great ladies at a networking event I went to the other night. If you're in need of any of these services, these ladies were just super nice!

Maria Nemecek with Isagenix

Barb Subia with Kreativ Pixels

Carole Warga with Ri Training

Cynthia Valdez with Keller Williams Realty

Heather Taylor with Edge Commercial (realtor)

Amanda Rickman with Hair by Amanda (Castle Rock, CO)

Lisa Olson with Creating Beauty (Castle Rock, CO)

Jamie Smith, creator of Latin Blaze fitness program

Susan Aberbook with Farmers Insurance

Penny Brenden with Open House with Style

Tiffany Phillips with Keller Williams Realty

Sheena Binder with Lisa Sophia jewelry

Janet Ulrich with Mary Kay

Sue Smith with Mary Kay

Penny Stanley with Pampered Chef

Marilyn Levenson with Premier Design jewelry

Susan Trost with Living Healthier Now

Andrea Sloan with The Great Frame Up (picture framing; Littleton, CO)

Fabiola Thode with Keller Williams Realty

Missfits Fitness Bootcamps (Colorado)

Eclectic Services Inc. (web & graphic design)

Julie Bosacker with Pre-paid legal & Identity theft protection

The Castle House - Pampering for a Princess (spa)

And I do have to also include the information for the realtor who helped us when we moved to Colorado, even though she wasn't at the event:
Marla Cady with Kentwood Realty

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Introducing BLOGGER BINGO with Gotta Have Candles!

Want to play for a chance at $50 in FREE products from me?

Here's how it works . . .
1. E-mail me ( & let me know you want a bingo card; I'll e-mail one to you that you can print out.
2. Let your friends know that they'll want to play, too!
3. Starting Monday, February 22, 2010, check my blog each day for the newest "bingo" post. I'll tell you which square you get to mark off.
4. When you get "bingo" (5 squares marked off in a row - vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) e-mail me at to let me know. The first e-mail I get from someone with bingo will be the winner of $50 in FREE products from me!
5. The game will continue until a winner notifies me!!!!

Note: There are 3 action squares on each card. These are squares that you can cross off right from the beginning if you choose to do the actions on the square.
Action Square #1: Sign up to host a catalog party or home party
Action Square #2: Become a "fan" of Gotta Have Candles on Facebook AND invite all your Facebook friends to become a "fan", too.
Action Square #3: Place an order of any size on my website -

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gold Canyon Winter/Dry Weather Skin Routine

I've struggled with dry, dry skin since our move to Colorado, but Gold Canyon's Emerge line is a great remedy for dry skin & here's the routine that I try to follow:

1. Start Clean Body Lather in the shower to clean & to shave my legs with.
2. Your Inspraytion Body Mist on my legs after shaving, since lotions irritate my sensitive skin.
3. Stepping Out Foot Creme after showering (& using a pumice stone on my feet) & usually an additional time during the day or before bed (I've always struggled with dry feet & this really helps keep them in better shape).
4. Grains of Truth Hand Scrub & Raise Your Hand Silk to add extra moisturizing to my hands (since they get dried out with all the hand & bottle washing I do during the day).
5. Smoothing the Way Body Creme for my hands, arms & legs at any time during the day that I'm feeling "dried out".
6. Renew Your Soul Bath Soak . . . at least once a week for intensive moisturizing and rejuvenating tired muscles. I love this stuff; it is my favorite Emerge product & would be the one I would recommend if you can only get one.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Candle Recipe: My Sweet Valentine

Valentines Day or any day, this sweet candle combination will be a hit in your house!

My Sweet Valentine Recipe:
19oz. Lemon Bar
14oz. Candy Hearts
8oz. Strawberry Shortcake

For "mixing" directions, click here!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gold Canyon Holders Double as Special Decor

The Whimsy Flower Plate is one of those great holders that can be used for so much more than holding a candle! Use it to add that extra special touch to your table place settings for an Easter brunch or on your refreshments table for a baby shower! Even the every day cup of coffee becomes special with this piece!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gold Canyon Pod Warmers as Candle Warmers?

Is it safe to put the Heritage®, Bella®, Inspirations or any other Gold Canyon glass candle on the Pod Warmers to use up any last remnants of the candle wax or will the temperature of the Warmer be too hot for the glass?

This was a question posed to the "Dear Maven" section of our company newsletter this month. Here's her answer. (Note: Its the 2nd part of the article)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Is Gold Canyon's Homeology Anti-Bacterial?

This is a great question! Check out the answer from our recent company newsletter in the "Dear Maven" section . . . "Maven" is a character & you'll love her witty answers!